Dressing for work is never easy… Oh, did I tell you? I have started my new job yesterday and I am soo happy, pure joy. As for the dress code – that’s a bit tricky. Two colors that I do not like – black and white, with a little mix of tan. That is just about what I get to wear in color combinations, and nothing else.
It is a tough one for me, since I am a person of color! Take a look at all my previous garments and you will understand!
I chose the combo of cigarette pants from Burda Style magazine and a flowy Kimono blouse/tee, that also comes with a FREE pattern and is a breeze to make.
Update: when I got to work, I realized that we cannot wear V-neck or crew neck blouses/shirts, therefore I had to quickly change into a white polo shirt 😦
I am super excited to share my MeMadeMay’16 journey, so tag along on Instagram, Pinterest and Bloglovin. See ya there!
Pattern: Have I mentioned that these pants were my first pants ever made? Yep… about 2 years ago. I used Burda’s narrow pants pattern 115 from 3/2014. I used raw stretch silk in black. Pattern is definitely a keeper. I had no problems with it, no adjustments made. In the same magazine issue they also had step-by-step instructions that helped greatly. Read more about my first time pant sewing adventure in this blog post.
Fabric: stretch silk
Remarks: I have become wiser with my fabric choices and do not choose stretch silk for pants. I still wear these pants actively, but stretch factor is very tricky as you wash and heat dry your garments.
Time: 1.5 hrs
Pattern: I found this FREE Kimono Tee/blouse pattern from MariaDenmark. You can download it here, after you subscribe for her Blog Newsletter. It is worth it, believe me, I have made at least 7 blouses using this pattern. It is easy, it is quick, it looks great and goes great as a basic piece in an outfit. No brainer 🙂
Fabric: stretch silk
Skills: novice/super easy
Remarks: I have shortened the pattern just for about 2 inches, I am short all together, so I like this blouse when worn untucked to hit my back just a bit above back pockets.
Accessories: I cannot leave without any colors, so I used statement neck tie/scarf to add a splash of something green and citrus-y-y-y!
We took pictures in such hurry, that I did not realize my undergarment strap was showing – sorry for that 😦 It usually doesn’t…